Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Commentator: Hemant Brar

END OF OVER:
20 | 4 Runs | IRE: 163/6 (22 runs required, RR: 8.15)

  • Simi Singh13 (10b)
  • George Dockrell9 (5b)
  • Shapoor Zadran4-0-25-1
  • Rashid Khan4-0-26-1

That's all from our side. See you soon.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman is the Man of the Match.

Asghar Afghan: Happy to win the series. We focused on some strike rotation before going for quick runs. The ball wasn't coming on to the bat. We know our strength, we bat long and can target the death overs. One the ball is a bit old, Rashid is very good. So we know what combination to go with. We want to stay positive because every game is important.

Balbirnie: We started pretty well but you have to good for the whole 20 overs. We tend to start well in the T20Is but need some balance in the middle order. The series is now gone but it's a big year and we need to focus on the third game.

Azweer: ""Little" expensive last over made the huge difference between the teams result.."

5.05pm So a 21-run win takes Afghanistan to an unassailable 2-0 lead in this three-match T20I series. Mujeeb picked up 3 for 38 while Nabi and Rashid were economical as usual. Earlier, Asghar Afghan's 28-ball 49 had lifted Afghanistan to 184 for 4 after a sluggish start.

19.6
0
Shapoor Zadran to Simi Singh, no run, fuller outside off, Singh cannot put bat on it
19.5
1
Shapoor Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run, fuller around off, hits it towards long-on for a couple. A direct hit at the bowler's end but Dockrell was in
19.4
1
Shapoor Zadran to Simi Singh, 1 run, length ball outside off, pulled towards deep midwicket for a single
19.3
0
Shapoor Zadran to Simi Singh, no run, slower length ball outside off, Simi Singh comes down the track but fails to connect
19.2
1
Shapoor Zadran to Dockrell, 1 run, length ball around off, pulled towards deep backward square leg
19.1
1
Shapoor Zadran to Simi Singh, 1 run, length ball around off, pulled towards long-on

Ireland need 26 from the 20th over, Afghanistan too had got 26 from their last over

Ireland 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st29KJ O'BrienPR Stirling
2nd8A BalbirniePR Stirling
3rd18A BalbirnieGJ Delany
4th49A BalbirnieHT Tector
5th32LJ TuckerHT Tector
6th8LJ TuckerSimi Singh
7th19GH DockrellSimi Singh